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Grease Monkey
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"Ordered three pieces of chicken and chips as a late lunch, loved it. Great food, great price, generous portion. Spice mix on the chips was delicious..."
Keren Muthsam
"Easily the best burger joint in Canberra. Orgasmic burgers and chips, excellent service, great vibe. Never any hour-long waits for a burger, unlike a..."
Ruob Yan
"Great place to take the family for dinner. Service was quick and easy. Burgers & chips were awesome, would highly..."
Bec Crombie
"Having coeliac disease, I always get a little anxious going to new places. Grease Monkey definitely didn’t disappoint. When I ordered my burger..."
Mason Edwards
"Grease Monkey is my absolute burger joint. Their burgers are frickin delicious and I can’t get enough of the truffle Parmesan..."
Kerstin Oberprieler
"Oh that Dirty bird and Double deluxe burgers nom nom nom.. pity you only sell 'hipster horse piss', but the apple cider goes well with the burgers -..."
Dan Geldart
"The burgers are to die for....the Crankshaft IPA was chilled just right and the atmosphere was amazing....loved it and will be back next time I'm in..."
Asheesh Gautam
"We (four of us) had dinner here whilst on holiday from Queensland and it was excellent. The burgers are great and the $20 cocktail jugs (on Sundays)..."
Eliz Abeth
"We had the beef burger. The beef patty was so good. And they had plenty of sauce on the..."
Lorraine Mckenzie
"The best gluten free pizza that I’ve had in Australia. The tomato sauce topping it was fabulous, way better than the standard pizza sauces and the..."
Easha Puri
"I love their fried snacks! Jalapeño poppers, mac and cheese bites, sweet potato chips, mozzarella sticks. Even better than the popular..."
Yue Wang
Nick Birbilis
"Limited vegan options available here, but the vegan burger was well worth the visit!!Using the Beyond Meat patty, the complementing..."
That Vegan Dad
"Excellent beef burgers and chicken burgers, I recommend the loaded cheese fries too! Friendly staff, wonderful atmosphere, great range of drinks at..."
Becky Maxwell
"In the top tier of burger places in Canberra. It is equal with the likes of Brod and beef and barley. Greasy burger is damn good. It is a bit..."
"Great atmosphere and good beer.Yummy burgers. Chips were well seasoned but could have spent longer in the deep fryer. All up I think the food,..."
Dani R
"From the get go, the service was top notch. These guys are really friendly and warm. They were kind to accommodate us and I'm really happy with the..."
"Do yourself a favour and head to Grease Monkey for fantastic fried chicken and burgers. Grungy atmosphere combined with fast service and tasty..."
"Friendly staff, large eating area but not inside. Burgers are great, juice and tasty in good quality. Will definitely go again! I reckon need to try..."
"Great everytime I go! Truffle Mac and cheese bites are delicious. Fish burger is excellent. Great vibes in the restaurant, and fast service...."
"Service was impressive. There wasn’t enough seating for my little family so we were seated next door at the fish and chips joint. We were pleased -..."
Yumm Food
"Great American style burgers and milkshakes, it’s the new trend it seems every town has a hipster burger joint. Best one in Canberra so far. Give..."
Michael Harrison
"I came here to eat with my friend’s parents that happen to be visiting. The food is quite good and filling and I would come back here to eat..."
"Just like the #canberramarathon was my toughest one to date, this was my most gluttonous burger yet.The “Triple Deluxe” from..."
"Sensational venue with absolutely first rate fried chicken and superb range of craft beers. No tables available when The Dear Luncher was present so..."
The Dear Luncher
"Super busy place so better come early! They are famous for their burgers, so we went for it.It was what we expected! Greasy, juicy patties..."
"I love a good jooci burger and Grease Monkey really hit the spot. Would recommend to anyone in Canberra, wish they had one in Syd 😫 cannot fault..."
"Burgers are delicious here. Chips are seasoned pretty well. Decent price. SUPER quick with service of the food. Would not mind coming back..."
Howard Sun
"Recommended by a few of our friends, food was definitely worth the $$! Chilled out atmosphere with good laid back tunes. Great idea with the paper..."
FR- Tastes
"Loved the food and atmosphere! Definitely one of the best burgers I've had, all the ingredients were fresh and full of flavour. The seasoning on the..."
"Grease Monkey is one of those places everybody in Canberra wants you to go while you are there. This place was recommended to me by atleast 3 friends..."
Juhi- Culture And Cuisine
"Burgers were great. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Music was a little loud for the crowd that was present kids and families but it was Friday..."
"This is a funky bar with multiple areas and decent staff and a good beer selection. The burgers are ok, decent patties but not good enough to cook..."
Dominic Svensson
"We love grease monkey! Burgers and side are so yummy- some of our favourite in Canberra. The jalapeño poppers and fried chicken are a must!..."
Laura Murray
"Didn't expect Grease Monkey to be what it was - seriously cool. A super chill vibe, friendly staff and great food. We cured the Sunday blues by..."
"After our walk at mt Ainslie, we felt like rewarding ourselves. Since Grease Monkey has a free drink offer that comes with every burger purchase, we..."
"those burgers and chips were yum! and love the atmosphere in that place. A good venue for some food and drinks with a bunch of your friends on a..."
"A good range of burgers. I opted for one of the vego options (the Nimbin), and it was really great. Soft bun, great filling and flavour. Also ordered..."
Anastasia B
"As much as I wish I tried their burgers which looked good, my husband and I came here for some drinks in the bar before dinner. Nice vibe..."
"Called in here on recommendation from a friend whilst on a recent trip to Canberra.The burgers were great. The atmosphere was good but not..."
Nicholas Plummer
"Delicious burgers and fries here. I bought the house burger and added bacon and was absolutely impressed with the ingredient to ben ratio. Their..."
Ben Law
"We stopped by here for some drinks, then some food to takeaway. Great atmosphere, very chill & relax, the bartender & staffs were friendly. My lychee..."
"I'm not a fan of burgers, however my friends chose to go here. I ordered the Wanda, a hoki fish burger with cheese, lettuce and tartare. I absolutely..."
"It's food is in the name!!Great selection of beers and a good variety of burgers and food to appeal to everyone (minus vego's and vegans)...."
Scott Wood
"Fantastic food & terrific service. I had read a couple of negative reviews & really was concerned we might be let down. Couldn't be further from the..."
Rob Barrett
"Pretty decent burgers (pineapple in a burger is divine). Fried chicken is great. Great atmosphere to chill out. Awesome hospitality. Would recommend..."
Jerrick Rayray
"Dirty Bird chicken Burger was very succulent, along with the lettuce and tomato. The chips could have been crispier, but were thick cut (I'm not a..."
"I love this place! The burgers are quite simple but sometimes that's all you want/need, especially when they're so damn tasty! The restaurant has a..."
Daniel Badinski
"Not much to say except that the burgers are excellent! They beef patties are always juicy and pink. The buns are slightly crispy on the insides. The..."
Feinschmecker Kerl
"Good honest burgers, I had the pulled pork which could have been hotter, jalapeño poppers too hot for my friend and too cheesy for me. Solid choice..."
"On Tuesday Grease Monkey do a burger and beer combo. We stopped by after work to check it out. The place was packed and we can understand why. The..."
EdibleCities CBR
"Absolutely delicious! Best pulled pork burger I have ever had. One of the best gluten free buns I've ever had also. My only criticism? That you're..."
Kylie Angelika
"Best fried chicken in Canberra so far!! The chicken is deliciously spiced and very juicy. It's always a must when coming here. The burgers are also..."
Reluctant Foodie
"Nice atmosphere and well themed. The food came with a decent serving of seasoned chips and lived up to its reputation and name, being delicious and..."
Cameron McEwan
"Good, moist and tasty burgers if you get the regular burger. The brioche buns were nice and fresh. Chips were good too but could do with more..."
"Pros- good value- good atmosphere - good burgersCons- chips were slightly on the burnt side. - service staff..."
"Their Grease burger is the bomb.. Get their greasy sauce to dip your chips. Yummy and friendly service. Oh dont forget to try their yummy fried..."
"Great burger offerings with all the trimmings as to be expected on an American Themed establishment. Unfortunately can get a bit too crowded for my..."
"I frequent this place because it's my favourite burger place. The first time I went the man who served me behind the bar wasn't friendly but every..."
Laura Johns
"Amazing Burgers! So good we went back the next day for another. Service is fantastic and so friendly, the price was perfect for what u got and the..."
Phil Graham
"If you’re looking for a place to feast on a delicious burger with a beer or four Grease Monkey in Braddon is where you’ll find it. I love..."
Eat Canberra
"I don't do it.... I never do it!!! But I have to 5/5 straight to the top of my best burger in Aus list!!! I had the greasy on my first visit..."
Daniel M
"I ordered the pork and apple cider burger and this definitely did not disappoint. Service was a little aloof, waiters could seriously use a smile..."
"If you’re looking for a place to feast on a delicious burger with a beer or four then Grease Monkey in Braddon is where you’ll find it. I love..."
Eat Canberra
"Pork and apple cider slaw burger was excellent. Crispy fries cooked to perfection. Murray's beer on tap. A Canberra treasure in the Braddon foodie..."
"A little pricey but it delivers on its promise of greasy, delicious burgers, chicken, fries and treats. Drinks menu is good too. The service and..."
Lewis Jones
"To celebrate this week of Christmas, I’m celebrating my favourite foodie thing – burgers! Welcome to #burgerweek! I adore Grease Monkey. I really..."
Adventures In Winterland
"We really liked the burgers here, Steve had a beef burger while I had "Dirty Bird" chicken burger (yuuuum!!), and we both really liked it, especially..."
Kristina Koprivica
"Great tasting burgers, good beer and quick service surrounded by the hipster vibe of Braddon. Come and eat and drink here. I had my two boys with me..."
Kael Da Costa
"Hands down one of the best places I've eaten. Had the pulled pork and just was divine. Highly recommend to anyone and I'll be going back as soon as..."
Rob 'Vince Noir' Hamer
"Grease monkey provided good old fashioned burgers, don't let the names of the different stacks trick you - these are traditional burgers, fresh from..."
"Got the Pit Stop and was pleasantly surprised that the burger came with delicious chips! Burger was delicious, chips amazing and the staff is..."
Eliana Negri
"Lonsdale street in Braddon, once dominated by car yards and mechanics, is now flooded with hipsters and new eateries. Owned by veteran restauranteur,..."
Food Avenue
"Wow has Braddon gone hipster!The burgers at Grease Monkey sound basic, but are very well thought-out and quite reasonably priced. And they..."
"Another one of my favourite discoveries while in Canberra for work has been GREASE MONKEY; greasy gooey burgers, fried chicken, greasy breakfasts, a..."
Spooning Australia
"Tucked away in corner at Braddon is a pub, chicken/chip shop and a burger joint all rolled into one. Great burgers, decent prices and friendly staff...."
"I’ve been eyeing out Grease Monkey for a while now, every since I first saw construction begin on the corner of Lonsdale Street and Elourea Street..."
Lily Ouk Eat Food
"Picking a favourite between Broadburger and Grease Monkey is a very difficult task but I have to say I think the monkey might just get it. Juicy and..."
Patrick ChewDaism
"Another week and another Braddon eatery opening! The latest addition to the Braddon precinct is Grease Monkey with ‘burgers you’ll go apesh*t..."
"The words ‘Grease Monkey’ are on everyone’s lips at the moment – and judging by the number of Instagram posts about them, so is the taste of..."
Brian Eats